How Watermark Images With Photoshop: Photoshop Tutorial

November 6, 2009

in Tools & Extras

By adding a watermark to your images you can overcome the problem of their unauthorised use. So its always a good practice to insert a watermark in your images  to increase image security. Though image watermarking will not completely eradicate image theft, but it will hopefully prevent it in many cases.

So lets start image watermarking in Photoshop. First open up any image in photoshop, select the Horizontal type tool (Text tool) in photoshop.

Photoshop horizontal type tool

Click on the image at the point where you want to add a watermark and then add the text of whatever font, size and colour you want.

Photoshop Watermarking

Now select the whole text whatever you have written and then click on Layer tab at the top. Now select the Layer style option and then click on Blending options.

photoshop Layer style

Photoshop offers various blending options like General blending options, custom blending options and Advanced blending options.

Blending options

Custom blending options include drop shadow, inner shadow, outer glow effects etc while general blending options allows you to alter the opacity of the text that you’ve written for producing watermark. If you are looking for a basic watermark then you better go for either custom blending options or general blending options.

After selecting the blending option of your choice, click OK and your image will get watermarked.

In my case I have used the drop shadow custom blending option and also i’ve changed the opacity ( from general blending options) of the text written on the image to get a watermarked image that looks like this.

Facebook Email notifications Watermarked

If you enjoyed this post then you may also like our post about watermarking PDF files. Check it out here: Watermark Your PDF Files Online: Making PDF Files Secure

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Basant Singh November 6, 2009 at 11:38 am

Bloggers using ‘Windows Live Writer’ can easily water-mark their images with a single click.


2 taranfx November 8, 2009 at 4:27 am

The way I do is select Text color as White and then Multiply the layer to the background (this makes it transparent) then add outer glow to it.
Gives an awesome effect.


3 Shahab November 8, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Thats nice brother!
I Will try it!


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